Saturday, June 30, 2012

Meal Plan for June 30 - July 6, 2012


Saturday:      Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Sunday:        BBQ

Monday:       Australian Potato Salad

Tuesday:       Mediterranean-Style Turkey Sandwiches (variation of this recipe)

Wednesday:  Take-out Sushi

Thursday:      Aussie Burger

Friday:           Herring in Yogurt Sauce


Go to Menu Plan Monday to check out lots of other meal plans and ideas for this week's dinners.

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Šiš-Ćevap (Meat on Skewers)

This dish is also known in Turkey (Şiş Kebab) and Bulgaria (Śiś Kebab) (I hope I got the accented letters right.).

   

...recipe coming soon...
(recipe adapted from: "The Balkan Cookbook" by Inge Kramarz)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Montenegro: Paštrovski Makaruli (Buckwheat Macaroni)

Hmpf, one of those days. Zero out of three for me today. While I was preparing these macaroni (and it was not easy, I can tell you), I was watching some UEFA 2012 and Wimbledon. The result of all this: Germany lost their semi-final match, Nadal lost his tennis match, and we didn't like the pasta - at all! How disappointing :-(   I took about 4 forkfuls of this dish and then I had to give up. The taste was just too intense. If I ever use buckwheat flour again (and that's a big IF), I would definitely substitute at least half with all-purpose or whole wheat flour. 

   
...recipe coming soon...
(recipe adapted from: http://lamiacucina.wordpress.com and
                                  http://globaltableadventure.com)


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Meal Plan for June 23 - 29, 2012


This week's meal plan features dishes from former Yugoslavia and Albania for this month's Cook Around the Globe project.

Saturday:      BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Sunday:        Bratwurst

Monday:       Macedonian Poached Eggs (Lunch)
                     Slovenia: Zucchini with Rice (Dinner)

Tuesday:       DINNER OUT

Wednesday:  Albania: Cucumber Walnut Appetizer

                      Bosnia: Stuffed Onions
                     Albania: Onions and Potatoes

Thursday:      Montenegro: Cold Buckwheat Pasta

Friday:           Bosnia: Meat on Skewers
                      Yugoslavia: Green Beans


Go to Menu Plan Monday to check out lots of other meal plans and ideas for this week's dinners.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Serbia: Raznjici (Meat Skewers)

   

...recipe coming soon...
(adapted from: "Kochen - Die 100 besten Rezepte aus aller Welt" by Christian Teubner)



Srpska Salata (Serbian Salad)

   
...recipe coming soon...
(adapted from: "The Balkan Cookbook" by Inge Kramarz)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Baguette-Sandwich with Turkey, Bacon, and Avocado



Montenegro: Povrtnica (Radish Salad)

...recipe coming soon...
(adapted from: "The Balkan Cookbook" by Inge Kramarz)

Meal Plan for June 16 - 22, 2012


Saturday:      Baguette-Sandwich with Turkey Breast, Avocado, and Bacon
                     Montenegro: Radish Salad

Sunday:        Leftovers

Monday:       Serbian Meat Skewers
                     Serbian Salad

Tuesday:       Homemade Pizza (Prosciutto-Spinach; Salami-Olive)

Wednesday:  Mixed Salad with Beef

Thursday:      Sushi

Friday:           Macedonia: Cucumber-Yogurt Appetizer (or Soup)


Go to Menu Plan Monday to check out lots of other meal plans and ideas for this week's dinners.

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Meal Plan June 9 - 15, 2012

This week's meal plan features dishes from former Yugoslavia for this month's Cook Around the Globe project.

Saturday:      Double Cheeseburgers with Caramelized Onions (from Food & Wine)
                     Slovenia:  Paradajz Salata (Tomato Salad)

Sunday:        Soft Pretzels with Cheese, Salami, (Country) Ham

Monday:       Grilled Peach, Onion and Bacon Salad (from Food and Wine)

Tuesday:       Albania:  Buke Mevaj Me Kripe (Bread Soup)
                     Kossovo:  Śećer Lokumi (Walnut Cookies)

Wednesday:  Potato Cucumber Soup with Dill and Smoked Salmon
                     Montenegro:  Viśnjak (Cherry Cake)

Thursday:     Croatia:  Adriatic Tuna with Tomato Sauce

Friday:          Macedonian Rice-Lamb Musaka



Go to Menu Plan Monday to check out lots of other meal plans and ideas for this week's dinners.

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwiches with a Latino Twist

This month for the Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned the blog Crumbs and Chaos. As if it isn't difficult enough to choose a recipe from a blog that's written by one person, this blog has four - in words FOUR )(!) - contributors. So it was more like choosing  a single recipe from four blogs instead of one. I saw a lot of kid-friendly, quick & easy recipes. But when I saw the recipe for this Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich, I knew I found the winner. I decided to put a little Latino twist on this recipe. Instead of using cooked chicken, as in the original recipe, I decided to season the chicken with my homemade (or store-bought) Aliño Criollo seasoning and then pan-fry it. Well, let me tell you: these sandwiches were simply awesome! They will end up on my meal plan again, that's for sure.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Croatia: Potato Bake

   

...recipe coming soon...
(adapted from: "Spezialitäten aus Aller Welt" by Arne Krüger)


Sunday, June 3, 2012